Homecoming celebrations have been a tradition at high schools and universities for over a century, with the first official celebrations occurring in the early 1900’s. Although many schools claim they were the first to stage a weekend honoring returning alumni, the most well documented is that of the University of Missouri in 1911. At that event, the weekend revolved around a football game, still our most popular custom today. However, the big game is just the beginning – schools host barbecues, parades, mixers for alumni and of course – a formal dance for the current students of the school. You may be looking for formal flowers for the big dance and Bloom Country Florist is your Southern Arizona headquarters for all things homecoming.